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My gripe is people who share their unpleasant bodily odours and exhalations with those of us who don't wish to participate. If you've ever been on the tube on a hot day and had to stand squashed up to half a dozen other people you'll probably have run into type of person I'm talking about.
people who don't take the trouble to wash themselves or their clothes, or use deodorants or toothpaste.
I mean of course people who don't take the trouble to wash themselves or their clothes, or use deodorants or toothpaste. I don't know about anyone else but I find this absolutely disgusting to be honest.
I realise that we all have the right to be dirty slobs if we want to and I exercise this right too, when I am at home on my own or when I go camping or climbing. But when I am sharing space with others, in offices, public transport or even just walking in the street, I make sure that my personal hygiene cannot be called into question.
It's a question of respect for oneself, as much as for others. I find it quite ironic that we often say that 'so and so suffers from BO (body odour)', whereas in fact it's those around that person that ACTUALLY suffer from the bad smell.
people who have bad breath are the same ones that come really close to others when they talk
It also often seems to be the case that people who have bad breath are the same ones that come really close to others when they talk! This is something I find particularly unpleasant, does anyone else feel the same way?
By: Mike Preston